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A Pragmatist's Take

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About this blog: Real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. I stumbled across this insight as a teenager (in the 1960s). As a grad student, I belonged to an org...  (More)

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Amnesia at City Hall
Jun 14, 2016 12:40 am
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A repeated theme of this blog has been the persistent problems with public participation and input, from major policy decisions down to the practical details that... More
Environment, Design and Healthy Cities
Jun 1, 2016 4:17 am
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In discussions of the impact of the environment on human health, the focus is routinely on problems such as chemical pollutants--it is relatively easy to explain... More
Rethinking High School Curriculum: Chemistry
May 22, 2016 1:55 am
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Q: For cleaning and disinfecting, what are the differences between soap, household ammonia, alcohol and chlorine bleach? Explain in terms of how they work.

I... More
State Assembly Candidates: Links & Notes for the LWV Forum
May 13, 2016 5:09 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 2,107

A video of the Candidates Forum for State Assembly District 24 is online.(foot#1) The primary election is June 7. These notes are... More
City Council & School Board: Leaders, Overseers, Technocrats or Advocates?
May 5, 2016 1:52 am
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Candidates are starting to declare for the School Board and City Council. Although the public campaigning typically doesn't begin until September, between now and... More
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